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Family of murder victim speaks out; Reward offered

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

The search continues for a killer and tonight, police are asking for the public's help. Last month, 29-year-old Ricardo Cole was found shot to death outside a Lexington nightclub. Now Crime Stoppers is offering a reward as his family speaks out.

At 29-years-old, Ricardo Cole, known as "Tezzy" to friends and family, had a lot to live for, including his young son.

"I'm sure he never thought that would be the last time he saw his son when he dropped him off," says Chaka Travers, the aunt of Ricardo Cole.

But on December 18th, Ricardo Cole was shot several times outside Camelot West nightclub.

"Several witnesses have come forward in this case that states they observed Ricardo Cole fighting with individual or individuals in the parking lot," says Detective Franz Wolff.

Over what, or by whom, remains a mystery that police are hoping to solve.
The family of Ricardo Cole now asking that person to come forward.

"And accept responsibility because there's no way you can live in peace.They didn't just hurt him. You hurt a whole family. I'm praying the people who did this. Their family encourages them to do the right thing. If it was my son, that's what I would do," says Chaka Travers.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Call Crime Stoppers today at 859-253-2020. It's a free call and it's anonymous.


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